The theme of the conference was 'Let the Chinese People Love Wine', in an effort to promote wine drinking across this vast country.
China is now the fifth biggest market for Burgundy, and the Bordeaux market in Asia is still strong. Hong Kong is now the wine auction capital of the world. The exports to China rose 38 per cent (from last year) to £283 million.
Capital Vintners will be expanding its business into Asia in 2013 as the market grows stronger and stronger. We will also continue to provide information on the Asian wine market.